The National Poetry Slam is a team competition between poets all across America – and Rain City sponsors a team to compete in it!
If you want to see poets duke it out for a slot on the national team, you’ve come to the right spot!
If you want to be on the national team, you have to place 1st or 2nd in a qualifier – so come tonight and qualify!
Jéhan Òsanyìn is an artist and educator who lives and plays in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to Seattle in 2010 and now calls this her permanent home. In 2013 she founded Earthseed, a youth development organization that uses theatre in wild spaces to decolonize those spaces and the bodies that pass through them. Within those experiences, she uses theatre as a tool to explore identity development and facilitate social emotional growth.
She received her undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts with a focus in Acting from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts. After working for her alma mater, Milton Hershey School, in Hershey, PA she began her Master’s coursework at Prescott College focusing on Experiential Education and Adolescent Racialized Identity Development.
She is currently touring schools with excerpts of her newest solo show, yankee pickney. For more information contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.